The 1920s was the decade for jazz and it introduced one of the most famous jazz artists of today, Louis Armstrong. We’re not going to go into too much detail about The Jazz Age, but we are going to tell you “What a Wonderful World” it is, or isn’t in this case, with the blossoming 1920s Sheffield trees.
One street in Sheffield is home to 52 lime and cherry trees that date back to 1926, and they fill the residents with joy, as these trees add character to the street. However, the council are currently in talks of removing 17 of these stunning trees in order to repave the pavements to even out the surface. Even those these trees are to be replaced in the next planting season, the local residents are arguing against their removal.
The Sheffield residents have come accustomed to the trees and they are now part of their lives, so it’s only natural that they would feel sad about them being taken down. One resident said “The pavements are uneven and they always have been, after 25 years people have learned to live with it. In terms of beauty to lose the trees would decimate the place. We are really distressed. It will ruin the character of the road and make it look bland. We’d rather have the uneven pavements and keep trees.”
The local council fear that these trees are becoming a healthy and safety hazard.
As a Manchester tree surgeon, I completely sympathise with the Sheffield residents and understand why they want the trees to remain as they are. I’m not 100% if the council has consulted their local tree surgery company and listened to their advice, but we recommend contacting an expert first. The trees could be saved from the services of a professional and highly experience tree surgeon, but that’s just my opinion.
It will be interesting to see what happens and if I hear of any more news, I will be sure to let you know. In the meantime, if you feel that there is a tree in your local area that needs some TLC, then please contact Myers Tree Care today and we’ll send down an experienced Manchester tree surgeon. Call us today.